Pakistan’s High Commissioner Abdul Basit, says let Kashmir be a part of India

Photo of Pakistan's High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit.

New Delhi: The Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit today said that if people of Kashmir are happy and wants to be a part of India, then let them be happy with them.

Basit further said that war is not a solution of everything and we cannot resolve issue of Kashmir with India in this way.

He said that his country remains positive about the fact that ties with India will surmount the current crisis with maturity.

Echoing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s sentiments on Islamabad desiring a normal and cooperative relationship with New Delhi, Basit said both nations need to revive the spirit of cooperation forged after the January 2016 terror strike on the Pathankot air force base.

Basit said Pakistan is committed to not allowing its territory to be used for violence anywhere in the world, including India. He said the ties were doing well despite a tardy pace when the killing of a militant in Kashmir set off a slide.

He admitted that bilateral ties are on a downswing since the elimination of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8th.